How to Watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies in Order & Where to Stream Them

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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one of the highest-grossing franchises of all time. With over 30 films in its roster and several acclaimed TV-shows, the MCU (as it’s called by its fans) is an ever-expanding universe based on the stories and characters from Marvel Comics. Read on to discover how to stream the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies in order.

Back in 2008, Robert Downey Jr. kick-started the franchise with Iron Man in Phase One, which introduced the core characters, who would later become The Avengers in 2012. Hollywood actors such as Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner were the first heroes to join the team, but as the phases developed more characters have been introduced.

Phases Two and Three introduced Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa in Black Panther, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and Tom Holland as Spider-Man. The first three phases culminated in the action-packed Infinity Saga which ended in Phase 4 with the epic two-parter, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.

After this phase, Marvel moved into the Multiverse saga as the films and limited Disney+ series such as Loki and WandaVision began to explore the nuances and complications of the Multiverse in more depth. Phase Four ran until 2022, before Phase Five began in 2023 and comes to an end this year.

If you’re new to the MCU, it can be difficult to know where to start to make sure you understand any on-going storylines in this interconnected universe and avoid all those all-important spoilers! Devoted Marvel fans will know that there are two ways to revisit the MCU either by re-watching all the films and TV series in order of their release date (starting with Iron Man), or by watching the films in chronological order based on when the movies are set.

Want to get started on the Marvel marathon? Here’s one way to stream the movies in chronological order, and see below the full release date order for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and where to stream them now.

How to watch Marvel movies (MCU) in chronological order

How to watch Marvel movies in release order

Your other optional viewing order is to stream all of the Marvel movies according to their release date. This will give you the same experience was fans who watched every Marvel movie in theaters. If you'd like to watch them all in release order, check out the list below. Here you'll also find the streaming offers for every movie for streaming services in the United Kingdom.

Netflix
Disney Plus
Amazon Prime Video
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV
Crunchyroll
Amazon Video
Paramount Plus
Channel 4
Sky Go
Crunchyroll Amazon Channel
BBC iPlayer
MUBI
Google Play Movies
BFI Player
Sky Store
Microsoft Store
Freevee
Curzon Home Cinema
ITVX
YouTube
Shudder
ARROW
Arrow Video Amazon Channel
Talk Talk TV
UKTV Play
Rakuten TV
GuideDoc
Movietickets
Netflix Kids
YouTube Premium
BFI Player Amazon Channel
Hayu
Hayu Amazon Channel
My5
BritBox Amazon Channel
MUBI Amazon Channel
STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS Apple TV Channel
STV Player
Curiosity Stream
Flix Premiere
Hotstar
Revry
DOCSVILLE
Now TV
Spamflix
Dogwoof On Demand
Plex
WOW Presents Plus
Magellan TV
BroadwayHD
Filmzie
MovieSaints
Acorn TV
AcornTV Amazon Channel
Dekkoo
True Story
DocAlliance Films
Hoichoi
Now TV Cinema
CuriosityStream Amazon Channel
DocuBay Amazon Channel
Discovery+ Amazon Channel
Fandor Amazon Channel
Full Moon Amazon Channel
ITV Amazon Channel
Pokémon Amazon Channel
Shout! Factory Amazon Channel
Shudder Amazon Channel
Eros Now Amazon Channel
FilmBox Live Amazon Channel
MotorTrend Amazon Channel
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Paus
Pluto TV
Eventive
ShortsTV Amazon Channel
Cultpix
FilmBox+
Yupp TV
Paramount+ Amazon Channel
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Curzon Amazon Channel
Icon Film Amazon Channel
Hallmark TV Amazon Channel
Studiocanal Presents Amazon Channel
Sundance Now Amazon Channel
Classix
Sooner Amazon Channel
Takflix
Klassiki
Sun Nxt
Viaplay
Netflix basic with Ads
Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel
Runtime
OUTtv Amazon Channel
HistoryPlay Amazon Channel
Crime+ Investigation Play Amazon Channel
Shahid VIP
Univer Video
Acorn TV Apple TV
Tastemade Apple TV Channel
CuriosityStream Apple TV Channel
BFI Player Apple TV Channel
Kocowa
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ODEON Cinemas
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  1. Iron Man

    Iron Man

    2008

    IMDB 7.9 (1m)

    #1

    After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

  2. The Incredible Hulk

    The Incredible Hulk

    2008

    IMDB 6.6 (527k)

    #2

    Scientist Bruce Banner scours the planet for an antidote to the unbridled force of rage within him: the Hulk. But when the military masterminds who dream of exploiting his powers force him back to civilization, he finds himself coming face to face with a new, deadly foe.

  3. Iron Man 2

    Iron Man 2

    2010

    IMDB 6.9 (875k)

    #3

    With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark faces pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, with Pepper Potts and James 'Rhodey' Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances – and confront powerful enemies.

  4. Thor

    Thor

    2011

    IMDB 7.0 (906k)

    #4

    Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

  5. Captain America: The First Avenger

    #5

    During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.

  6. The Avengers

    The Avengers

    2012

    IMDB 8.0 (1m)

    #6

    When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins!

  7. Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3

    2013

    IMDB 7.1 (905k)

    #7

    When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

  8. Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World

    2013

    IMDB 6.8 (730k)

    #8

    Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

  9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    #9

    After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America is living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

  10. Guardians of the Galaxy

    #10

    Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.

  11. Avengers: Age of Ultron

    #11

    When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

  12. Ant-Man

    Ant-Man

    2015

    IMDB 7.2 (727k)

    #12

    Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

  13. Captain America: Civil War

    #13

    Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

  14. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange

    2016

    IMDB 7.5 (813k)

    #14

    After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under her wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.

  15. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    #15

    The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill's true parentage.

  16. Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    2017

    IMDB 7.4 (724k)

    #16

    Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City, with fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

  17. Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    2017

    IMDB 7.9 (823k)

    #17

    Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok, the destruction of his home-world and the end of Asgardian civilization, at the hands of a powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

  18. Black Panther

    Black Panther

    2018

    IMDB 7.3 (842k)

    #18

    King T'Challa returns home to the reclusive, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as his country's new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne by factions within his own country as well as without. Using powers reserved to Wakandan kings, T'Challa assumes the Black Panther mantle to join with ex-girlfriend Nakia, the queen-mother, his princess-kid sister, members of the Dora Milaje (the Wakandan 'special forces') and an American secret agent, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

  19. Avengers: Infinity War

    #19

    As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

  20. Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    2018

    IMDB 7.0 (454k)

    #20

    Just when his time under house arrest is about to end, Scott Lang once again puts his freedom at risk to help Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym dive into the quantum realm and try to accomplish, against time and any chance of success, a very dangerous rescue mission.